Maria G. Martinez and Marcella Pabros-Clark. Photo by Jen Cleary

Maria G. Matinez's Breakfast With my Mother performs with Marcella Pabros-Clark's Healing Mars. The double bill launches TeAda Productions' 7th annual festival.

Martinez's play concerns three generations of Chicana women and the role reversal of their lives, as dementia enters the isolated world of retirement, gardens, and Spanish-language tlevision. Pabros-Clark's piece “delves into the world of going against doctor's orders . . . challenging the monsters of prescription drugs and health insurance.”

Both works perform March 6-8 at CASA 0101, 2009 E. First Street, Los Angeles. (310) 998-8765.

The Festival continues at other locations through July 3. For more info visit TeAda Productions.

CHECK BACK HERE Monday after noon for New Theater Reviews of Bill Becker's new play, The Painting, about a famous artist struggling to cope with the recent, mysterious death of her husband of 25-years, playing at Sunset Gardner Stages; Mutineer Theare Company's presentation of Keith Bridges' new play, Lie With Me at Art/Works Theatre; Jennifer Rowland's new play, The Contest, about “three passionate young artists, youthful mistakes and unintended consequences,” at the Powerhouse Theatre; The Loft Variety Hour Featuring Naughty Nancy at the L.A. Fringe Theatre and presented by The Loft Ensemble; Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson's Stitching, a dark comedy about a tempestuous relationship, at the Lillian Theater; Menander Theater Company's production of Feydeau's farce, Paradise Hotel at Meta Theatre; John Patrick Shanley's Beggars in the House of Plenty at Theatre/Theater; and em>Six Years Sharr White's play about six years in the lives of “the Greatest Generation.”

At your fingertips: This week's NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded inside the coming weekend's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; Also, last week's THEATER FEATURE on Cynthia Silver's Bridezilla Strikes Back! and Stormy Weather's Musical Director, Linda Twine; the 30th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards NOMINEES; and where to PURCHASE tickets.


Old-time radio comedy troupe, Fake Radio,

presents an adaptation of the RKO film that tells the story of several

would-be actresses in a boarding house on West 58th Street in New York.

The movie starred Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball.

Bang Comedy Theatre, 457 N. Fairfax Ave., March 8, 6:30 cocktails, show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, press here

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